Steelcase, a multinational manufacturer of office furnishings and spatial solutions, employs some 11,700 members of staff and works with over 800 specialist retailers worldwide. The company's "Premier Supplier" award acknowledges exceptional performance and outstanding commitment on the part of its suppliers. This is by no means the first time Hettich has been given an award by Steelcase in a business relationship spanning over 20 years. The Hettich Group supplies Steelcase's European production plants in the Czech Republic and Spain. The sales mainstays are the Systema Top 2000 drawer system and the SlideLine 55 Plus sliding door system. Our strongest sales are in the Systema Top 2000 drawer system etc. The coronavirus pandemic means that the awards will not be presented in person at the Steelcase campus in the USA as they usually are.
Karlheinz Deutsch, Key Account Manager for Steelcase at Hettich, is proud of this recent accolade honor: "Hand in hand, we have been working with Steelcase for over two decades, and we are always keen to live up to our good reputation. Our greatest challenge last year was to give Steelcase a reliable delivery timeline of four days – and do so despite COVID, despite tense supply chains and despite the poor availability of raw materials such as steel. My thanks go to all colleagues at Hettich who all pulled together and managed to meet the brief with such efficiency and resolve."